Life and Community
A possible 50,000 people packed downtown Weatherford for the annual Parker County Peach Festival, and an estimated 2,000 riders took part in the morning's Peach Pedal bike ride on Saturday.
Click here for a photo gallery from the two events. More coverage will appear in the July 20 issue of The Community News.
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Classic cars were in abundance at the first Classic Car Show in conjunction with First Friday in Aledo on July 6. In addition to the car show and numerous vendors, Southern Heritage Band was the featured musical entertainment.
Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the event.
According to the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce, an estimated 6,500 people flooded to Gene Voyles Park in Hudson Oaks on July 4 to enjoy the first ever "Boomin' Fourth" celebration.
Music was provided by River Trip Band, the Katy Keenie Band and the Chris Osborne Band before fireworks began at dark.
For more information, see the July 13 issue of The Community News.
The Community News won first place in the General Excellence category among its peers at the Texas Press Association Better Newspaper Contest awards presented Saturday at the Westin Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio.
In addition, TCN's Your Parker County guide placed third in the Routine Special Sections category. Other awards were:
2nd place Feature Story
3rd place Feature Photo
3rd place News Photo
The community is invited to participate in a gift card drive for the Willoughby family in support of treatment for Eric Willoughby, a student at Aledo High School. Gift cards for gas, groceries, or entertainment for Eric when he is in the hospital are requested. Gift card collection boxes will be available at Aledo High School and at The Community News, 203 Pecan Drive in Aledo, from Friday, May 4 through Friday, May 11.
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The seventh annual Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl was held at Bearcat Stadium Saturday morning, April 28. A reported 472 runners completed the 5k. McCall Elementary School won the trophy for most participation.
Click on the picture above for a gallery of photos from the event.
Rep. Kay GrangerRep. Kay Granger (R-Fort Worth) will be the keynote speaker at the annual Zonta of Parker County Status of Women Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, at the Doss Heritage and Culture Center in Weatherford. In her eighth term, Rep. Granger represents the 12th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives, the first Republican woman to represent Texas in the House.
In addition to Granger’s address, the luncheon honors the 2012-13 ZCPC scholarship recipients and will introduce the ZCPC Clubwoman of the Year for 2011-12.
“Rep. Granger is no stranger to us here in Weatherford,” said Linda Bagwell, ZCPC president. “She has served as a role model for many of us women here and beyond, actually, and is the perfect choice to keynote the most important of our Zonta lunches during the year. Our mission – to advance the status of women – has long been a charge for Rep. Granger, as well.”
“We certainly want to extend the invitation and open the doors wide for Parker County to come and get to know what Zonta of Parker County is all about,” Bagwell said. “ZCPC is an extraordinary club, and our members are those who understand not only the local but the global perspective, as well, of our responsibility to advance the status of women in whatever way we can.”
Randy Keck/The Community News: Runners take off in the 2011 Run, Walk or Crawl for our Kids.
The seventh annual Aledo Children's AdvoCats Run, Walk or Crawl for our Kids is set for Saturday, April 28. The Kiddie 1k begins at 8 a.m. and the 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. at Aledo High School.
Proceeds from the event benefit the needs of children in the Aledo Independent School District.
Click Here to register online.
Randy Keck/The Community News: More than 1100 riders turned out to participate in the 10th annual Moritz Chevrolet Ride for Heroes on Saturday morning. The ride started and finished at Aledo High School.
Click on the picture above for a photo gallery from the ride.
Randy Keck/The Community News: Aledo High School National Honor Society Vice President Parker Bradham lights the candle of leadership at the organization's induction ceremony Thursday night. The NHS inducted 134 new members at the ceremony.
Click on the picture for a photo gallery from the event.